Last year on Easter, we were struggling through a miscarriage.
This year on Easter, we celebrate with a sweet, healthy, two-month-old son.
The God who raised His Son, Jesus Christ, from the dead, can surely restore His children out of heartbreak. He is hope. He is love. My Christ died for me, so that I can glory in Him. There are no coincidences, just God's perfect plan of redemption for His people. He draws me near to Him and my soul can exclaim, "How great Thou art!". God restores and refreshes.
We grow through trials. Suffering is promised to the Christian. But we do not lose heart. We glory in the Lord while we are rejoicing, and we glory in the Lord while we are suffering.
And today we rejoice! For He is risen, indeed!